Maple syrup! Yum!

A friend let our son, Josh, know that the maple sap was running, so he and Roy got busy drilling holes in the trees.  They ended up with about 50 gallons of sap,

which, when boiled down over 2 full days, provided less than a gallon of syrup.  Our trees are silver maples, not sugar maples, so apparently we were to expect such a huge harvest to completion gap.  Roy gained a new skill, and my the syrup tastes yummy!

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As Covenant missionaries, we are working with all the tribal groups of the Central African Republic (CAR) but are trying to give special attention to the Fulani, a Musxlim, cattle herding, and semi-nomadic people group. We live on an experimental/training farm, near a mission station which has a hospital plus bible and nursing schools. We are establishing relationships with the local people groups through compassion ministries; Roy through agriculture and Aleta through public health and visitation, in order, ultimately, to share the good news of Jesus the Messiah with them. CAR is one of the least developed countries in the world and is currently in continual crisis (since the coup in March 2013), so reaching out in compassion is key to reaching their hearts. Due to the ongoing conflict and resultant ethnic cleansing in CAR, we are crossing the border to interact with our Fulani contacts.
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